I’m alive… and I did a TEDx talk!

A few months ago I spoke at my university’s TEDx conference. Check it out!

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Life Update

So clearly I’ve failed the blogging challenge. What’s embarrassing isn’t that, but that I actually managed to convince myself that I wouldn’t… HA!

Lots of things going on right now… Crazy things. I’ll tell you soon. Hope everyone is well!

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7th day of the 30 day blogging challenge

Somewhere you’d like to move or visit

The moving part of this question is difficult. I don’t really have anything that draws me to any particular country very strongly, so I would probably only move somewhere for a job that I really wanted or schooling or something. I really want to live in Paris and experience it, for a little while at least. I don’t really have a “home” country or town or anything like that, home is where my parents are, where I’ve lived in the past, where the rest of my family is… so that makes it a little complicated. So yeah, I don’t know. I’d love to visit a lot of places though; I wanna go back to Sudan for some time, the social environment there is unparalleled. I want to go to England and Ireland, to visit my two best friends and experience their respective cities. I want to go to Turkey too. Maybe Brazil? A pit stop in Maui? Seychelles? Anywhere that’s above -30 degrees???

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Day 6 of the 30 day blogging challenge

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

I hope this isn’t a cop-out answer.. but since it’s kind of an idealistic question, I saw it only fitting that my response was equally idealistic.
My dream job would be a dynamic one; one that allows me to really experience everything that I’m interested in. I can’t say with complete certainty, but I’m pretty sure as humans we have a diverse set of interests. For the most part, we like many things and would like to experience many things. I’m currently studying science, but it’s not everything to me- not even close. I like writing and editing, I like teaching, I like film making, I like law, and I like doing my own thing. When I try to separate these things, I’m left feeling incomplete. I don’t only want to be a doctor, or an editor, or a lawyer. And realistically, I’m never going to know what most of those professions are actually like. But in my dream world, my dream job would let me experience and practice all of those things, and give my interest in those areas proper room to grow.

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30 day blogging challenge: day 5

Top 5 favourite foods

Another difficult prompt. My preference for food is always dependent on my mood, the weather, where I am etc. So, I’ll just list some foods that I’ve always really liked.

1) chocolate. chip. cookies.
there’s a specific kind, though. I really hate Chips Ahoy. Right now I’m a huge fan of President’s Choice “The Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie”. I’m actually having some right now.

2) TRIFLE
This is one of my FAVOURITE desserts of ALL time.

3) Burgers
I love cheeseburgers or chicken burgers. I rarely say no to burgers.

4) Samosas
But really crunchy ones with few potatoes. My mom makes the best ones.

5) Oranges
This is a tricky one, cuz bad oranges are really bad. BUT, those perfect oranges that are the right mix of juicy and sweet are definitely of my favourite things to eat.

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30 day blogging challenge: day 4

Your top 5 pet peeves

I don’t know if a pet peeve can be something about yourself? But my indecisiveness/ hesitation sometimes is definitely one of them.

When I’m watching a show with someone on my laptop on a bed, and they rest their elbow on my pillow causing it to move position. That’s a huge one.

When someone asks me if I’m okay or how my day was.

People who overuse water and let taps run excessively.

People who have conversations in libraries or study rooms.

(I could go on)

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3rd day of the 30 day blogging challenge

Your current relationship. If single, discuss being single

I’m very single- if you can be ‘very’ single anyway. I’ve had a totality of 2 recognizable flirtationships in my entire life, and a couple of other weird things that are probably¬†not even worth¬†being designated a title.

My feelings on relationships are always crossing over having 500 crushes and being depressingly lovesick, and feeling nauseous at the thought of relationships as well as borderline misandrist. That’s totally normal.

I’m not the most social person, and I tend to feel extremely awkward and uncomfortable when given attention, but sometimes I do get this wave of impulsive confidence that makes me hyper flirtatious, and inevitably, extremely regretful.

I think the only thing that I can decisively say is that I do not like clingy-ness, and like feeling like something was easy to get? Does that make me sleazy??!!!!!! I’m not sleazy. I’m just prone to feel easily suffocated. So those daily “hey, how was your day?” texts tend to rub me the wrong way. And by that I mean they make me want to delete my phone. If that were possible.

If you’ve gotten to this point, congrats, because that entire thing was extremely babble-y and incoherent. I’ll just end by saying that right now, I kind of just want a steamy but non-committal type of thing.

I’m not sleazy!!!!!!

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